Win a Trip to D.C., Take a Stand Against Superbugs

  • February 20, 2013

Enter our Contest to Participate in “Supermoms Against Superbugs Advocacy Day”

 

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Supermom Everly Macario speaks to the media during her 2012 trip to Washington, D.C.

Last year, 25 concerned parents from across the country came to Washington, D.C., to urge decision makers to protect human health now and for future generations by taking action to stop the overuse and misuse of antibiotics on industrial farms. A staggering 70 percent of medically important antibiotics are used for food animal production, often to promote faster growth and compensate for overcrowded, unsanitary conditions.

The 2012 Supermoms were chefs, pediatricians, farmers, as well as everyday moms and dads who have a particular interest in this issue  ̶  whether they raise food animals without the routine use of antibiotics, serve meat raised without antibiotics in their restaurants and homes, work on the front line treating increasingly antibiotic-resistant infections, or have personal stories of how antibiotic resistance has impacted their lives. These advocates were provided with the tools and resources they needed to inform, educate, and inspire others to take action.

We are looking for more moms, dads and caregivers to participate in the upcoming “Supermoms Against Superbugs Advocacy Day” on April 16, 2013, with airfare, hotel and food provided by our campaign. If you are interested, please answer one of the following questions using this form.

The application deadline is March 1, and winners will be announced by March 31.

  1. Why is antibiotic overuse and misuse in food animal production a concern to you?
  2. Why are antibiotics important for you and your family? (For example, have you or your family members ever relied on these drugs to get well?  Have you or your family members suffered a drug-resistant infection?)
  3. Why do you purchase meat and poultry “raised without antibiotics”?
  4. How should the government protect these life-saving drugs from being overused and misused on industrial farms?
  5. Have you already taken action in your community, school, or workplace to raise awareness about this issue? If so, why?